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Tuesday 25 November’s Guardian has an interesting article Woolf is for Women – and Mailer’s for Men? How Readers Favour Authors of Own Gender on research done by the website Good Reads about their readers reading habits. The survey found most women and men on their website read fiction where the author matches their gender. Any surprise to you?

However mostly their readers didn’t make a choice to read a male or female author from the start but just chose a book according to how interesting it seemed them.

Good Reads was inspired to run the survey having followed the Twitter campaign #Readwomen encouraging people to read books by female authors. This year a Twitter group @Readwomen2014 has been dedicated to getting female authors’ output read.

Today there’s a chance for libraries to register as a giver for World Book Night 2015. We’ll be selecting the books which we’d like to give out and you can view them on their website too. It’s your chance to be a volunteer and give out books. Plus if you register as a volunteer you can give out books you own that you want to give away free yourself. You will need to register by 30 January 2015.

 

 

 

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Suffrage Atelier (1909-c.1914), Postcard, printed, c...

Women’s Suffrage Collection, Women,s Library on VADS

4 June marks 100 years since the death of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison at the Epsom Derby.

Our Hillcroft Access to Higher Education students study the suffragettes campaign to win votes for women as part of their course.

Here’s a taster of the resources we have on the suffragettes fight for women’s suffrage which includes the BBC Archive Suffragettes website, DVDs as well as books.

UK Parliament has just added a special page to commemorate Emily’s life and campaign work on their Emily Wilding Davison page.

There is currently a campaign running launched in The Guardian’s letters page to get a minute’s silence to commemorate Emily death. Visit the Emily Wilding Memorial Davison Campaign to find out more.


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